Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Politically Incorrect" Censoring of YouTube

I just knew it! The moment I heard that YouTube would be bought by Google, I knew that conservative bloggers (like favorite, Michele Malkin's Hot Air site) choice and/or creation of videos would either be censored, blocked, or banned! WorldNetDaily has the full report.

To still see this video, deemed as a "scary" campaign advertisement (created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign) and which has been blocked by the Google search engine, go to The Drudge Report.

WorldNetDaily excerpt:

The commentator noted YouTube has "dismembered conservative and politically incorrect speech" in the past, pulling videos critical of Islam and even banning popular conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, who is also a WND columnist.

Sexually suggestive videos were found on the site unblocked, as were entire episodes of television shows. So was a clip from a movie depicting the assassination of President Bush, "Death of a President."

"Perfectly OK to show our soldiers getting killed, but they'll be damned if they allow that anti-democrat ad," added "Spaceman Spiff." "This [is] very scary to me. However, not surprising. But, now that they are owned by Google, we'll certainly be seeing a lot more of this censoring."

Google has come under its own criticism for holding an anti-conservative or anti-Republican agenda. It has been criticized in the past, according to a WND report for hosting "Paiderastia: The Boy Love Revival" site on its weblog.

It has in the past censored various Christian-themed ads, but allowed porn ads.

Newsbusters: YouTube Censors Anti-Dem 'Scary Movie' Commercial Video

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